Support Workers – Entry Level

The Durnford Society Ltd
Plymouth, Devon
Up to £8.39 per hour Plus Benefits
25 Oct 2019
22 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Support Workers – Entry Level
Plymouth, Devon (office/field-based, working at sites throughout the Plymouth area)

Are you a compassionate individual looking for a job where you can take real pride in what you do? Like the idea of helping others and supporting them to achieve their day-to-day goals?

If so, this is a great opportunity to embark on a rewarding career as a Support Worker.

Who is the Durnford Society?

The Durnford Society provides supported living, domiciliary care and residential care services to adults with learning disabilities. Established over 30 years ago, our aim is to help the individuals we support to live their lives as they wish and achieve their full potential.

We’re now looking for a number of caring individuals to join us as Support Workers on a full time or part time basis.

Why should I become a Support Worker?

- Salary of up to £8.39 per hour
- Sleep in shifts paid at £8.21 per hour
- Flexible working arrangements 
- Fully paid induction package (including support to gain your care certificate if required)
- Enhanced annual leave payments
- Employee sickness benefit scheme
- Join a company that makes sure employees feel fulfilled and valued in their roles

A career in care is full of opportunities to try new things, put smiles on faces and make a difference when it most matters. No two days will ever be the same and we will give you all the support you need to make each one of them a success.

We have held the Investors in People Award since 1997 and have a huge focus on development, including having our own dedicated training department. You’ll undertake comprehensive training covering person-centred planning, duty of care, nutrition, first aid, health and safety and safeguarding, as well as a number of other subjects.

Through your own personal development programme, you’ll also be supported to gain valuable industry qualifications and complete further training on specific subjects, depending on your role and interests.

What will I be doing?

As a Support Worker, you will provide a high level of support to individuals, either in their own homes or within one of our registered care homes.

Working at a site in the Plymouth area, you’ll join a team of skilled and long-serving colleagues who enjoy excellent service conditions and provide first-class care and support.

What do I need to join the team?

While no experience is required, to join us as a Support Worker, you’ll need:

- To be supportive and compassionate
- A positive attitude
- The patience to help individuals achieve tasks at their own pace 
- To be a good enabler and listener

An NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent) would be beneficial, as would a full driving licence. Flexibility regarding shift options would also be an advantage.

Other organisations may call this role Trainee Support Worker, Trainee Carer, Junior Carer, Care Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Junior Support Worker, Residential Care Assistant, or Care Home Assistant.

This role is available on a full time or part time basis, working days, waking nights or bank hours.

Webrecruit and the Durnford Society are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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